My social life is different now that I'm not married. When I was married, there were times I went out with my girlfriends, and there were times when my husband and I went out as a couple with other couples.
And as a woman who has been in the marriage trenches for 15 years, while I don't have a degree in counseling, my degree in the hard knock world of marriage has taught me some lessons about what it takes to STAY MARRIED.
When your partner consistently avoids sex and intimacy, or on the rare occasion when they are willing, are obviously doing so reluctantly -- the accumulations of repeated rejections are likely to have a big impact on your self-esteem.
It is hard but it is not an impossible task. There is somewhat of a formula here. It is not validated empirically but it is the formula that I have put together as I have observed many women on their relationship journey.
My best revenge? Deciding to thrive... in spite of, and showing my ex-husband I was just as cool, sexy and fantastic (but more successful) without him than I was with him. Now that, ladies, was revenge.
It's June and we all know what that means. Summer weddings are among us. In fact, thoughts and dreams of sunshiny days, fairy tale weddings and high-heeled shoes that we can dance in race through our minds.
The date was going better than Charlie Miller, age 60, could have ever imagined. It was March 2010 in Kansas City, Mo. and Charlie was sitting across from a beautiful woman in a in a midtown coffee shop, talking about life.
Newport feels halfway like a field trip to the past and halfway like being a part of a museum of what once existed. Its mansions stay intact, though mostly open for public tourism, giving the town a stately appearance.
Once upon a time, were you one of those couples who agreed on everything? You know the ones -- the pair everyone was jealous of, because you seemed so perfectly matched? Chances are, once you had kids, you had a rude awakening.
The age old adage, you're as beautiful [irresistible, wonderful, whatever] as you think you are, certainly applies. I've gone through eight well-earned lessons that are applicable to any woman seeking to be an irresistible supernova.
So you're in a relationship and considering the long term. For most, this means marriage and the thought of growing old together -- soul mates for life. But for some, the challenges during dating and into engagement make them wonder.
One of the biggest complaints you will hear from people during the day is how tired they are. While lack of sleep can have many causes, sharing a bed with a partner is linked to a decreased ability to sleep well. But for many, sharing a bed is a sacred part of the partnership.
When we no longer hold our partner responsible for the fulfillment of our needs, everything changes. This is easier said than done, but it is perhaps the single most important thing we can do to insure that our relationship will be mutually satisfying.